Lorrha Notes

Many congratulations is extended to Olive O’Meara who retired as Principal of Lorrha School after spending thirty five years of dedicated service to the school. Olive spent her final day in the classroom on Friday last September 1st. and both pupils and staff held a farewell party in her honor. She is wished many happy and healthy years ahead and hope she enjoys her well earned rest away from the busy school life.
Photo: Rose Mannion.

North Tipp Ploughing.

North Tipperary Ploughing meeting will be held this Wednesday night September 6th in Paddy’s Bar, Terryglass at 8.30pm.  All members requested to attend.

 Remembrance Mass.

Coleesa Egan is holding a Rememberance Mass in Redwood Castle on Friday evening 8th September at 7.30pm. and everyone is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served afterwards in the Gallery.

 Annual General Meeting.

 On Tuesday September 12th the County Tipperary Older People Council will hold their AGM in the Anner Hotel,  on the Dublin Road in Thurles from 2 to 4pm.
The Council are inviting everyone to attend where they will be discussing important issues for older people in Tipperary.
The Guest of Honour Tipperary Age Friendly Business Ambassador John Lonergan former Governor of Mountjoy.
The Annual General Meeting will re-connect and re-engage with the wider Older People’s Council and find out more about, What is an Older Peoples Council, Role of the Chair of Tipperary Older Peoples Council, Role of the Age Friendly Ireland, Role of the Age Friendly Programme Manager and Tipperary Age Friendly Alliance, Tipperary Age Friendly Activities in County Tipperary, Tipperary Age Friendly Action Plan 2023 and the Tipperary Local Economic & Community Plan 2023-2027, Election of Chair and Vice Chair of Tipperary’s Older Peoples Council, Introduction to new Tipperary Age Friendly Business Ambassador John Lonergan, former Governor of Mountjoy.
Discover how you can play a part in the Older Peoples’ Council and the Age Friendly Programme in County Tipperary to ensure that voice of older people is heard in planning for the future and help to co-design services for older people, to make County Tipperary a great place to grow old. To book and register your attendance at the event go to this link on Eventbrite Link to Register.  Phone Tipperary County Council Age Friendly Programme on 0818 06 5000. Email enquiry to agefriendly@tipperarycoco.ie

Road Closure.

Tipperary County Council will be closing the R489 main Birr to Portumna road to carry out road resurfacing between Ballincor Cross and Cahalan’s lane, on Wednesday 20th September. Diversions will be in place so it’s advisable to leave plenty of time for your travels.


Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Joey Sullivan, formerly Derry Rathcabbin who died recently in England. Funeral arrangements later. May he rest in peace.
Sympathy is also extended to the Kennedy family Rathcabbin, Fionnula, Eoghan, Sheena and Giolla on the death of their aunt Nessa McManus, Birr which occurred on Sunday last 3rd. September. May she rest in peace.

Camogie News.

A great team performance  in front of a large home crowd saw Lorrha Junior ‘A’  team come out on top, versus Templemore at the weekend.  Leading at half time by 3 points with a strong early second half performance helped them hold off a comeback by Templemore to finish the game with 2 points to spare.  Well done to the younger girls who played a big part in the game. Next game is v Drom & Inch in the Ragg GAA grounds Saturday evening 9th Sept,at 6.30 pm..
Our U11 girls had their second game away to Portroe during the week and were narrowly defeated. Most of the girls took part in the U10 Camogie Blitz held in Nenagh on Sunday morning, which was a very enjoyable and well organised event.  Lorrha girls worked very hard  all around the pitch with some great scores and defensive work on display. Next match is v Kilruane away Tuesday evening at 7 pm.
The U13 team continued their unbeaten run with a win over Burgess last week, their next group game is Wednesday away to Silvermines at 6.15 PM.

Bus Service Available.

Did you know Tipperary Local Link runs a Door-to-Door(DRT) service from Lorrha to Birr every Friday? Departing from Lorrha at 10am & returning from Birr @ 2pm.  The service areas covered are Lorrha, Rathcabbin, Taylors Cross, Kileen, Riverstown & into Birr.  Tipperary Local Link operate a service from Lorrha to Nenagh every Tuesday & Saturday & also from Lorrha to Roscrea every Thursday & Saturday.  If you or anyone you know would like to avail of this service, please dial 052-6166140 for more information.

Church News

 The Killaloe Diocese Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from 2nd to 7th October. €780 full board. Limited seats available. Booking to Joe Walsh Tours Tel: 01-2410800 www.joewalshtours.ie

Notes for Parish Newsletter:
Please email notices for the Parish Newsletter to lorrhaparishoffice@gmail.com by 12 noon on Thursdays. Thank you.

GAA News.

There was No Winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €15,000. The numbers drawn on 4 September were: 1-17-25-26.  2 Match 3’s: Sharon Clancy and Sean Moore share €100.
Promoters: Willie Fogarty, Noreen Houlihan, Internet.
Next Monday’s jackpot remains capped at €15,000. Team 8 in charge of the draw. Thank you for your continued support.

Junior: Tony Reddin Park was a hive of activity on Saturday with two of our junior teams in action. The Junior Cs featured a mix of old and young faces, and they were unlucky to lose to Kilruane 0-16 to 0-11, while the Junior Camogie team finished the day on a high with a great 3-6 to 1-10 win over Templemore in the Championship. Both teams will be out again in the coming weeks.

Under 13: Well done to the U13s on their North ‘B’ Plate final victory over Portroe last week. Well done to players and mentors on their efforts over the year.

Under 9: Our U9s enjoyed a great day out at their blitz in Thurles, with the lads getting to play their final game in Semple Stadium.

Euro-Millions Syndicate: The count-down has begun. Our new EuroMillions campaign kicks off in a month’s time, giving us a month to sell as many books as possible. The books of tickets have been distributed to most players and parents, and all efforts to sell tickets are greatly appreciated. There are still eight more draws left in our previous campaign, with over €3000 in the fund already. All subscribers will be entered in a lucky dip to distribute our winnings.

Did you Know?

On February 26th 1935 RADAR (Radio Detection and Ranging) was first demonstrated by Robert Watson Watt.

That Saturn’s rings are not solid but made up of bits of ice, dust and rock.

In 1964 Cassius Clay (aka Muhammad Ali) beat Sonny Liston for his first world heavyweight title.

The 100 folds in a chef’s hat represent 100 ways to cook an egg.

Smile Awhile.

An 86 year old man was going through McDonnells drive through one day. He was slow about making up his mind about what to order so the woman coming behind him was hooting her car horn and waving her hands in the air gesturing him to move on.
When he got to the pay box, the man decided to pay for her order as well as his own and so the woman was clearly embarrassed for being so impatient with the man, and also delighted.  Later down the line, when he was collecting his order, he decided to also collect her order and then he drove away.
The advice here is never mess with seniors, they have been around awhile!!